Hospitals to report C. difficile and MRSA
- 'Hospitals are filthy and full of spores we cannot get rid of'. // Nursing Standard;2/7/2007, Vol. 21 Issue 22, p7
The article reports on the issues concerning the effectiveness of the infection control policy implemented by the government of Great Britain. The report released by the journal's publication of the latest figures on Clostridium difficile and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus has...
- Linezolid versus Vancomycin for the Treatment of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections. Stevens, Dennis L.; Herr, Daniel; Lampiris, Harry; Hunt, John Lee; Batts, Donald H.; Hafkin, Barry // Clinical Infectious Diseases;6/1/2002, Vol. 34 Issue 11, p1481
Reports on the results of randomized, comparator-controlled, open-label clinical trial comparing the safety and efficacy of linezolid with that of vancomycin in treating patients with presumed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. Populations for analysis in a study of...
- C. diff hospital rates climbing. Bakshis, Brett // McKnight's Long-Term Care News;Apr2010, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p3
The article presents a study which shows that the rates of Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs) surpassed infection rates for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Southeastern U.S. community hospitals in 2010.
- Recovery of MRSA and Clostridium difficile in an ICU ward. Ram, A.; Gibb, A. P.; Templeton, K.; Holmes, A.; Swann, D.; Taylor, C. M. // BMC Proceedings;Jan2011 Supplement 6, Vol. 5, pP185
An abstract of the article "Recovery of MRSA and Clostridium Difficile in an ICU Ward ," by A. Ram and colleagues is presented.
- Control of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the office and clinic. Matlow, Anne G.; Morris, Shaun K. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/12/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 10, p1021
The article discusses how to control the prevalence of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the ambulatory care settings in the U.S. The emergence of the vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus and Clostridium difficile and the transmission of the methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in...
- Cinderella service to health service priority: infection control in the UK. Cole, Mark // British Journal of Nursing;1/28/2010, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p116
Reducing the morbidity, mortality and economic burden of healthcare-associated infection has become an NHS priority. However, this has not always been the case. The problems associated with hospital infection have been well known for some considerable time but historically the topic has been...
- New HAI data posted on CMS Hospital Compare. // Hospital Peer Review;Feb2014, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p22
The article announces the availability of data on the Hospital Compare Web site of the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on what U.S. hospitals are doing to prevent Clostridium difficile infections and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections.
- MRSA infections fall. // RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal;Aug2008, Vol. 38 Issue 8, p8
The article reports that the number of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections reported in England between January and March 2008 has decreased by 11% since the October to December 2007 quarter. The author notes that 1,088 cases were reported from October to...
- Infectious diseases. // MLO: Medical Laboratory Observer;Jul2010, Vol. 42 Issue 7, p8
The article offers news briefs related to infectious diseases, including increase in the number of babies born with syphilis in the U.S., a study conducted on methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infections (MRSA) among people in the U.S., and a virulent strain of Clostridium difficile...